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Date Printed: 12/25/2014
Willamette Valley Vineyards Riesling 2010
Willamette Valley Vineyards Riesling 2010
(search item no. 114226)
Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
PRICE ON 12/25/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2009 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2007 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A semi-sweet medium bodied wine. Bright tropical aromas of pineapple, supported by lighter notes of anise and apple, lead into a honeyed entry on the sip with a creamy mouthfeel and fruit cocktail flavors. Sweet and sour notes are supported by a clean, well-formed fruit to acid balance leading into the finish.

Great by itself. Pairs well with sushi, spicy Asian dishes and BBQ ribs. Serve well chilled on the table and allow to warm in your glass for optimal enjoyment of aromas and flavor.

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About Willamette Valley Vineyards:

United in the dream of building a world class winery in Oregon, thousands of wine enthusiasts joined winegrower Jim Bernau to create Willamette Valley Vineyards, which is regarded as one of Oregon's top wineries. Since 1983, the winery has grown to produce some of the highest-rated Pinot Noirs in the U.S. Wine Enthusiast magazine has named Willamette Valley Vineyards one of "America's Great Pinot Noir Producers." Their wines have been served at the White House and are recommended by wine critic and author Andrea Immer, Food Network's Rachael Ray and Public Broadcasting's chefs Caprial and John Pence.

Willamette Valley Vineyards' goal is to make the highest quality Burgundian varietals possible from the Willamette Valley. Their approach is to grow, by hand, the highest quality fruit using careful canopy management, and achieve wines that are truly expressive of the varietal and the place where they are grown. Bernau's stylistic emphasis is on pure varietal fruit characters, with attention to depth and richness of mouth feel and balance.

The people of Willamette Valley Vineyards are deeply committed to being good stewards of the land using natural means to promote soil nutrition and vine health. Both the Estate and Tualatin vineyards are LIVE certified and designated "Salmon Safe" by the Pacific Rivers Council.